Lessons Learned

In 2024, the Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) will be identifying and sharing a set of “lessons learned” from GINTL funding. Materials related to the process will be published on this page.

All interested stakeholders are invited to participate the process at any point. Please join any of the events of your choosing – no need to have participated any of the previous events!

Upcoming events

14.2.2024
Thematic workshop 1 in Helsinki and online

  • In this workshop we will develop lessons learned on the four themes agreed on in the kick-off meeting.  
  • Time: 10:00-16:00
  • Location: Online and at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences

Read more about the workshop and register to the event by 7 February, 2024 below.

14.3.2024
Thematic workshop 2 in Jyväskylä and online

  • In this workshop we will continue to develop lessons learned on the four themes agreed on in the kick-off meeting.  
  • Time: 10:00-16:00
  • Location: Online and at the University of Jyväskylä Library (Lähde), Room B349 ‘Suvanto’

Read more about the workshop and register to the event by 7 March, 2024 below.

17.6.2024
Stakeholder meeting

  • A sharing and validation forum with stakeholders in Helsinki
  • Time: 12:00-16:00
  • Location: Online and at the University of Helsinki

More information about the event will be shared soon.

Past events

24.1.2024
Kick-off online meeting

In this meeting the survey results and next steps in the process were presented. See Powerpoint-slides from the meeting in the link below.

Lessons learned survey (Nov 2023 – Jan 2024)

A survey was developed and shared among the GINTL partners and stakehodlers to identify and “package” key realisations from GINTL funding.

See the questionnaire and survey results below:

Research on lessons learned process

General background: What are the GINTL lessons learned?

What are GINTL lessons learned?

GINTL lessons learned answer the question: What are some of the key things we have learned from GINTL-funded activities that we would like to reflect on and share to inform future work?

What does a GINTL lesson learned look like?

We are not sure, but we assume a typical lesson learned might be a short text, which summarises the understanding gained on the specific theme. 

What are the lessons learned not?

They are not an assessment to judge the success of GINTL or individual activities pertaining to it. Neither do they tell what works in education development and what does not.

What is the purpose of the lessons learned?

The process builds understanding between stakeholders and informs future work.

Who will be involved in developing the lessons?

The process is open to anyone interested. In particular, we encourage participation by those who have been involved in GINTL-funded activities – researchers, teachers, students, support service staff, etc., from the participating higher education institutions in Finland and their partners in India, China and the African continent.

Who is the target audience for the finalised lessons?

In Finland, target audiences include:

  • those taking decisions on funding priorities
  •  officials developing funding modalities
  • higher education institutions making decisions on the same according to the autonomy granted to them
  • researchers and administrative staff developing and implementing collaborations
  • their stakeholders who might want to collaborate with HEIs and their partners from the Global South.

In partner countries, similar stakeholder groups will be identified, guided by responses from partner institutions. 

Process, timeline, and key outputs

What is the process through which the lessons learned are developed?

Online questionnaire to provide a channel for a wide range of stakeholders to give their inputs in the process (submission deadline 12.1.2024.)

  • Kick-off online meeting (24.1.2024). See slides from the meeting.
  • Thematic workshop in Helsinki and online (14.2.2024)
  • Thematic workshop in Jyväskylä and online (14.3.2024)
  • Work in small thematic groups to further investigate and draft selected lessons
  • A sharing and validation forum with stakeholders in Helsinki (17.6.2024)
  • Finalisation of the drafts (August 2024)
  • Communication of the lessons learned to stakeholders (Autumn 2024)

Members of our network

We are a network of dedicated scholars and practitioners, who work jointly with our partners to co-create research-based solutions for local needs.

Together, we can spark cycles of learning for better education. 

Project coordinators

GINTL Finnish higher education institutions